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Court: Ex-West Virginia Judge Ineligible for Benefits

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The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the court Friday affirmed a 2017 ruling from Kanawha County circuit court to terminate ex-Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury's membership in retirement systems for public employees and judges.

At least 14 dead in West Virginia floods, sheriff describes 'complete chaos

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – At least 14 people have died from devastating floods in West Virginia, the state's governor told a news conference Friday. Earl Ray Tomblin described the damage in the state as widespread and devastating, noting that search and rescue missions were still a top priority. Earlier Friday, Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill described "complete chaos" in his county, which appeared to be the hardest hit. "Roads destroyed, bridges out, homes burned down, washed off foundations," he told the Associated Press. Pavement just peeled off like a banana.

Retired Teacher Documents State's Water-Powered Mills

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Other gristmills that remain operational include Babcock State Park's oft-photographed Glade Creek Mill, which is actually an amalgamation of parts from three former mills; Howell's Grist Mill in Wetzel County and Reeds Mill on Second Creek in Monroe County, both of which now run on electrical power; Blaker's Mill, built in 1796 in Greenbrier County and relocated to Jackson's Mill in Lewis County in 1993; and the Morgantown area's Easton Roller Mill, built in 1870, closed in 1930 and then renovated and reopened for tours several years ago.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Governor's Residence

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Sponaugle submitted a writ of mandamus requesting Kanawha County Circuit Court order Justice to live in the county. Justice has said several times that he does not live at the governor's mansion in Charleston, but at his Lewisburg home in Greenbrier County.

Judge Sends Suspect in Sheriff Death Back to Mental Facility

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Kanawha County Prosecutor Chuck Miller tells The Herald-Dispatch that a Cabell County circuit judge Thursday returned Tennis Melvin Maynard to William R. Sharpe Hospital, with an update expected in 90 days. The court hearing was closed to the media.